MOHAWKS OF THE BAY OF QUINTE

KENHTEKE KANYEN’KEHÁ:KA

Kenhteke nene kanyen’kehá:ka kanakerahserà:kon, nène rontathà:wi ne kanekarahsera. Tsi niyonkwarihò:tens tahnon niyakwawennò:ten nahò:ten yonkwateryèn:tare ne tsi nitsyonkwè:non. Yakwatstha nahò:ten ne yonkwateryèn:tare tahnon nahò:ten yonkwaterihwayèn:ni ne ayakwaten’nikòn:raren tahnon ayakhikwennyenste ne onkyonkwè:ta, onkyonhwentsya nahoténhshon yonkwà:yen tahnon ne sa’oyè:ra.

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community, built on and united by our language, culture, traditions, knowledge, and history. We exercise our rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for our people, our land, our resources, and the environment.

What’s Happening in the community

First Nation purchases of tax-exempt gas

Discontinuing the Ontario Gas Card Starting January 1, 2020, the Ontario Gas Card will be discontinued. Instead, First Nation individuals will use their federally issued Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card) to purchase tax-exempt gasoline on reserve. Bands,...

Election Results

ELECTION RESULTS: Chief: Hill, Balin (Spiderman) 33 Loft, Stacia 290 Maracle, R. Donald 650 Miracle, Karoniakeshon (Andrew C) 22 Councillor: Brant, Chase Ryan Samson "Ogwari" 378 Hill, Josh 714 Leween, Lynda 593 Maracle, Carl (Ted) 665 Maracle, Chris M. 573 Maracle,...

Upcoming Events

Mon 27

Let’s Talk Menopause

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Tue 28

Self-Employment Training Course

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Tue 28

Kaianere’ko:wa Teachings with Aronhiaiens Herne

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Shannonville Ontario
Canada

Our Council

R. Donald Maracle

Chief

Josh Hill

Councillor

Carl (Ted) Maracle

Councillor

Kelly (brant) maracle

Councillor

Lynda Leween

Councillor

Tyendinaga Mohawk Council Swearing In Ceremony

Tyendinaga Mohawk Council Swearing In Ceremony will be held on January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mohawk Community Centre.

Election Results

ELECTION RESULTS: Chief: Hill, Balin (Spiderman) 33 Loft, Stacia 290 Maracle, R. Donald 650 Miracle, Karoniakeshon (Andrew C) 22 Councillor: Brant, Chase Ryan Samson "Ogwari" 378 Hill, Josh 714 Leween, Lynda 593 Maracle, Carl (Ted) 665 Maracle, Chris M. 573 Maracle,...

2019 All Candidates Night

The basic objective of the Candidates Night is for members of the electorate to hear what the candidates for Chief and Council have to say and to have an opportunity to question them about their platforms. The session will be moderated by Mr. Richard Powless, and...

STATEMENT FROM THE TYENDINAGA MOHAWK COUNCIL REGARDING THE CANNABIS PLEBISCITE VOTE

STATEMENT FROM THE TYENDINAGA MOHAWK COUNCIL REGARDING THE CANNABIS PLEBISCITE VOTE November 18, 2019 The Tyendinaga Mohawk Council (TMC) has reviewed the results of the Cannabis Control Board and the Cannabis Control Law Plebiscite Vote that took place on November...

Cannabis Control Open House Meetings & Plebescite (Vote)

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) will be hosting a series of events in regards to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Cannabis Control Law. Click here for details regarding meeting dates, times.

Cannabis and Our Community

Cannabis and Our CommunityApril 16, 2019Shé:kon, as your all aware the subject of marijuana control has and will be a topic of discussion within the community for the foreseeable future. As this could generate a great deal of information, we have established this...

Program Updates

NOTICE – Plebiscite Vote, Cannabis Control Law

We are holding a Plebiscite Vote on November 16, 2019 to determine whether the Eligible Voters of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte agree that the Tyendinaga Mohawk Cannabis Control Board shall regulate all cannabis business activity in our Territory. 1. What You are...

Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen

In oral tradition, the Rotinonhsyón:ni  “opens” gatherings of people with the Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, commonly referred to as the “Opening Address” or the “Thanksgiving Address”. A more literal translation, in the words of Elder Tom Porter is “what we say before we do anything important”.
This ceremony acknowledges and recognizes the importance and relationship of all life forces in Creation. The purpose is to bring the minds of everyone at the gathering together as one.
There are many written versions, all reflecting the same purpose. In oral tradition, as the Speaker is speaking in the moment and from his heart, rarely will the exact wording be used each time it is conducted